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Twitter reacts to Dutch demolition of Spain

Jun 13, 2014, 6:28 PM EDT

Netherlands AP

As the world looked to process and digest the shocking and incredible Dutch display in defeating Spain 5-1, there was plenty of reaction on Twitter.

Robin van Persie bagged two goals, as did Arjen Robben as the Netherlands picked up an historic victory, shutting down the defending champions and using a four-goal second half to shoot down Spain.

Here’s a taste of the best from Twitter, and we saved the best for last…

Dutch legend Edwin van der Sar admitted even he didn’t see this coming:

USMNT player DeAndre Yedlin wishes he could have seen the game, but unfortunately he was traveling:

NBA player Gordon Heyward saw the game in a way many of us can relate:

Manchester United appreciated its striker and new manager having success in Brazil:

A historian pops in to give this match some perspective in the annals of time:

Actor Kevin Zegers, of Dutch decent, cheered on his team:

Hugh Laurie very much enjoyed the match…

The head of Virgin, Richard Branson, believes the Dutch could go on and win the tournament if they play like that again:

Tancredi Palmeri reminded us what ramifications this match could have going forward:

The winner, however, comes from Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo, who took a shot at Iker Casillas under cover of a sympathetic tweet for a fellow netminder:

  1. the8man - Jun 13, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    Incredible opening by the Dutch, They have served notice.

    For Spain, nothing short of an ensuing two victories will see them through. The goal differential has already dictated that.

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